As of September 17, 2020, Somervell County reported zero active cases of lab confirmed COVID-19. Since the start of the 2020-2021 school year on August 12, 2020, Glen Rose ISD has reported 3 lab confirmed student positive tests out of 1,930 students and 2 lab confirmed staff positive tests of 286 staff members. No hospitalizations or evidence of institutional spread have been reported. Thank you to all Glen Rose ISD students, parents, and staff for your diligence in helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Glen Rose ISD and Somervell County. Our work is far from over.
On Monday, September 21, 2020, Glen Rose ISd will move to “Moderate” COVID-19 Activity Level. Temperature screenings of students upon arrival to school and boarding buses will be discontinued, but we ask that all students and staff self-screen for symptoms at home prior to school. Students and staff will continue to wear masks/shields/face coverings when 6 ft. of social distancing is not able to be maintained per Governor Abbott’s executive order. Masks/shields/face coverings continue to provide protection against the spread of COVID-19 and ensure a significant reduction of exposure and required home isolation if students or staff come into contact with a COVID-19 infected person. Exposure is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or more without wearing a mask or shield.
While there are currently no active COVID-19 cases in Somervell County, many neighboring counties continue to show positive spread of COVID-19. Many Glen Rose ISD students, parents and staff live, work, and do business in neighboring counties so we must all work together and continue to be diligent in our efforts at school, home and work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Prevention is key and we must all do our part to reduce the spread.
- Social distance – Maintain 6 ft. of social distance and wear mask/face shield/face covering when social distance is not able to be maintained.
- Wash and sanitize hands and surfaces often
- Cover cough and sneezes
- Self-screen for symptoms